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USACE begins water surveillance – areas at Arkabutla Lake closed

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The USACE will be conducting a 24-hour high water surveillance of flood control structures at Arkabutla Lake.

Areas around the lake have been closed during this time. Areas include:

  • The dam road
  • Baker road
  • Highway 51 Landing
  • highway 51 East Access
  • Dietchman’s Road Access
  • Coldwater Point
  • Sites 18,19,24 and 25 at the South Abutment Campground.

The lake is forecast to crest between 237 to 238 feet sometime in the middle of next week. The current forecast does not show the spillway overtopping but if rainfall persists, an overtopping will be possible.

The lake’s gates opened on Tuesday and will remain open until conditions force a closure.

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